I am currently 13 years old and have recently discovered the Air Force Academy. I've always wanted to be a pilot and believe me, I will not rest until I've done everything I can to get into the Academy. I've researched for hours and I found the civil air patrol. I am also in Boy Scouts, however. I've already enrolled myself into the cadet program and have even emailed my scoutmaster, telling him this. He explained to me that being an Eagle Scout would put me at the top of the Academy Admissions list (him being a Marine and had applied to USAFA), but I guess I'd have to make a choice between BSA and CAP. CAP, to me, seems that it would better prepare me to be in the Air Force and would be more desirable to Academy Admissions. Of course Eagle Scout is no easy feat, but CAP is the auxiliary of the USAF. Can anyone give me some insight on this? It is greatly appreciated.